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Andy Rechnitzer’s project Nekton anniversary shirt at the ADHE
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Prepping to take a few folks out on a small submersible off Catalina Island circa 1997. Andy with his service patch jacket.
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Project Nekton crew Dr. Andreas B. Rechnitzer & Trieste pilot Don Walsh who I was honored to take out in a small prototype sub.
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The Trieste, history maker! January 23rd 1960 deepest dive ever, 35,800 ft or seven miles down.
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Trieste crew honored with medals of merit, presented by president Dwight D. Eisenhower, February 1960
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More of Andy’s service memorabilia including a photo of he and I together in Key Largo with the “Sea Urchin” single person submersible. When I saw this photo I got choked up because I didn’t realize Andy had kept it amongst his memoirs.(Photo courtesy Barbara Allen)
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Jon Council with friend in Key Largo 1995
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Some of Andy’s things at his celebration of life service including his three NOGI awards. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Allen)